The EECM Community Stress Center was created to improve the well-being of people who live in and around the East End by offering services to reduce stress and maintain physical and mental health. The Community Stress Center is now open every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-4 p.m. in East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S. Highland Ave.). Health and wellness screenings will be offered every time the Center is open. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Here’s the EECM CSC schedule for August:

  • Thursday 8/11: Meagan Carnahan from the YWCA will present a breast and cervical health education session from 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursday 8/18: Kate Stoltzfus will be performing hand and back massages from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A nurse will also be on site to perform blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.
  • Tuesday 8/23: Learn basic drum rhythms with Anthony from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Drumming can help improve health and breathing and invoke spirituality and overall wellness. Drums will be provided.

Also be aware that Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Paula Martin, MS, RD, LDN will present “The What, The Why and the How of Food and Mood” at the Carnegie Library East Liberty Branch (130 S. Whitfield St.). Martin will present on how stress affects hunger, appetite and weight gain. She will also share how food can reduce the negative effects of stress and enhance mood.